Pearl City reaches state D1 soccer championship title game with 1-0 semifinal win over Iolani

Feb 20, 2016 | PC Sports

The Lady Chargers are headed to the State Championship!

Sunshine Fontes kicked through the winning goal in the 22nd minute to defeat #2 Iolani 1-0 in the semifinals of the HHSAA Division 1 State Soccer Championships on Friday at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex Main Stadium. The win places the Lady Chargers in the state championship game against #4 Baldwin who advanced to the championship after turning back #1 Mililani 2-1 (2OT/PK) in the semifinal night cap.

Tonight's state championship match is scheduled for 7pm following the D2 state championship between Hawaii Prep and KS-Hawaii that kicks off at 5:00pm.

The Lady Chargers won their last state soccer championship crown back in 1997.

In the Lady Chargers semifinal win over Iolani last night, freshman sensation Sunshine Fontes scored on a cross from Daelenn Tokunaga.

""Daelenn dribbled down the sideline and then she crossed it, but the defender mishandled it and I was able to follow it." said Fontes.

Fontes is excited to be playing for the state championship, but wanted the win last night to honor the seniors and make it to the finals.

"It feels great because this is my first year on the team and we all wanted to play and this is for the seniors," Fontes said. "We were nervous, but we just wanted to play in the finals."

This is a very special group of Lady Chargers that features a mix of talented underclassmen, as well as seasoned veterans, and a coaching staff led by Lady Chargers Head Coach Frank Baumholtz who knows how to win while embracing and guiding his players as they achieve success on and off the field.





First Round

Pearl City 4  Kapolei 1


Pearl City 3  #3 Hilo 0


Pearl City 1  #2 Iolani 0




Baldwin 2  KS-Kapalama 1  (2OT/PK)


Baldwin 2  Mililani 1  (2OT/PK)




Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pearl City freshman Sunshine Fontes scored the winning goal in the

22nd minute to lift the Lady Chargers over #2 seed Iolani 1-0 that set up

tonight's championship showdown with #4 seed Baldwin from the MIL.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Big sister Randi Fontes drives to the goal in the first half against Iolani on Friday.

The future looks bright for the Lady Chargers as Randi returns next year to play

alongside her sister as a senior leader in her final season as a Lady Charger.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Sunshine scored off a cross from teammate Daelenn Tokunaga.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

#3 Randi Fontes watches on as Sunshine's winning shot on goal lands in the back of the net.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Lady Chargers senior goalkeeper Sydney Young played a great game keeping Iolani

out of the goal and off the scoreboard. It was the second championship tournament

opponent in a row that was held scoreless with Sydney guarding the goal.



Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]